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Acetyl-L-carnitine supplements are supposedly useful for a number of conditions, but does acetyl-L-carnitine work? Studies have shown that the supplements may be effective in treating several conditions, such as improving cognitive functioning and memory in people with age-related memory problems, alcoholism, or Alzheimer's disease. However, more research is needed to confirm whether acetyl-L-carnitine really works for these and other uses.
Does Acetyl-L-Carnitine Really Work?As with most dietary supplements, acetyl-L-carnitine is claimed to work for a variety of different uses. But does it really work? This article will address the effectiveness of acetyl-L-carnitine for various uses, including treatment of the following conditions:
- Age-related memory problems
- Alzheimer's disease
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Cognitive (thinking) problems associated with alcoholism or Lyme disease
- Decreased testosterone due to aging in men ("male menopause")
- Depression in the elderly
- Down syndrome
- Facial paralysis
- Male infertility
- Nerve pain due to diabetes or certain HIV medications
- Peyronie's disease
- Poor circulation in the brain after a stroke.